K S Vasu
Duration – 151.33 minutes, Category – Underworld action, Score – 4/5
Title – GARUDA GAMANA VRISHABA VAHANA, Producers - Produced By : Ravi Rai B V, Kalasa, Vachan Shetty, Coffee Gang Studio, Lighter Buddha Films, Raj B Shetty DOP & Editor : Praveen Shriyan Music and Background Score : Midhun Mukundan, Cast – Rishab Shetty, Raj B Shetty, Gopalakrishna Deshpande and others
‘Garuda gamana vrishabha Vaahana’ a film with unique title second direction of Ondu Motteya Katrle fame Rjaj B Shetty is with Mangalore underworld background set in the backdrop of Khadri and Mangaladevi temple.
Even before RRR in South India, we have an RRR combination ‘GGVV’ that is a stunning one from Rakshit Shetty as Producer in Paramva Studio, Rishab Shetty as actor and Raj B Shetty as actor and director from this GGVV.
Like how it is said a criminal is not born buy made, typical is the situation in this film. A tough childhood of Shiva makes him harder and his aim is to kill and survive. He does not like women. On the other hand Hari although thinks soft but he turns deadly with Shiva as company. Shiva and Hari combo is a terror in the society. From chappal stand to Flower seller the Hafta changes hands. Hari and Shiva give the existing troubleshooters’ terrible signal.
With supremacy in the underworld, the time comes for break up when Hari joins a politician gang for survival. Shiva the destroyer is destroyed and the invasion of Mumbai underworld questions the existence of Hari.
The underworld ruler who goes on a wild and tragic end is the big lesson of GGVV.
The deviation from software to hardware from Raj B Shetty is a big surprise. As Shiva he is a cool killer, his Huli dance is impeccable.
Rishab Shetty as Hari is excellent, his looks, dialogue style and physique is an additional advantage.
We have heard about MR (Muthappa Rau) and SS (Sadhu Shetty) from Dakshina Kannada belt on silver screen but this Hari and Shiva tale is something different.
The music and cinematography with lovely locations add to the value of the film.
The final portions of children doing cremation and children attacking Hari could have been given alternative thought.
For all underworld lovers this killing spree is a treat.